Aug
14
2018

In the e-Mail: The Valley of Shadows (Black Tide Rising).

FinallyThe Valley of Shadows is set in John Ringo’s Black Tide Rising zombie apocalypse series; and if you haven’t tried that series out yet, I recommend it. In Black Tide Rising, it’s not so much the zombies that are the problem; it’s that most of the people are gone and the remainder are constantly stuck busting their asses to keep civilization running. So, not nihilistic: just very, very grim.  …And lots of guns!  Which makes things less grim, at least to read about.

Anyway, The Valley of Shadows (written by Ringo, and Mike Massa) takes up a part of the story from the first book of the series, and runs with it.  I look forward to finding out to those particular folks.  I kind of wondered.

4 Comments

  • acat says:

    I’m very torn about this one ..
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    On one paw, I too want to know what happened ..
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    On the other paw, I fear the retcon. This side tale has a lot of maneuvering room .. but it’s not infinite ..
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    On the paw with sharp claws, I’m irrationally concerned about Ringo churning out a “they all die” scenario. Will purchase if you’ll tell me that’s not the case…
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    Mew

    • Moe_Lane says:

      There was no immediately obvious retcon; Ringo seems to have made a hole for this story from the start. And it’s not nihilistic horror.

      • Moe_Lane says:

        I mean, I haven’t gone back and forth between this and the first Black Tide Rising book to see if there were any retcons. But it seemed to fit without any major alterations.

        • acat says:

          Yep, I saw the holes in “Graveyard Sky” that looked like another story had been started, then .. not pursued.
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          I don’t mind Ringo doing carnography .. I do not care for nihilism .. unless it’s funny ..
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          (someday, your kids will be old enough for Rick & Morty .. be the good kind of fan, don’t give the McDonalds kid a hard time over the sauce)
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          I will add this to my next Amazon order.
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          (after clicking on the “Shop Amazon” button at the top of the page, of course)
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          Mew

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